Travelling by train in India is a rich experience, the only way to get around in my view. What better opportunity to see and meet local people, as well as absorb the landscapes of the country outside the main cities and sites.
Here are a few of my favourite photos taken while sitting on a train in India, starting with a chaiwallah brewing the magic elixir as we pulled into a Delhi railway station early in the morning.
The Wandering Kiwi enjoying the classic sleeper carriage on the trains in India. A Palace on Wheels it is not but all the more rewarding. Note the stolen airline blanket coming in handy (one of my top travel gear tips).
By Natasha von Geldern
This post is part of the Bootsnall Indie Travel Challenge 2012.